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An Exploration of the Líng Shū靈樞 , Běn Cǎo Gāng Mù 本草綱目 and the Berlin Collection with Paul Unschuld Ph.D.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
Paul Unschuld Ph.D.
Continuing Professional Education
MUIH Main Campus Rooms 3 & 4 7750 Montpelier Rd, Laurel, MD 20723

Workshop Title: An Exploration of the Líng Shū靈樞, Běn Cǎo Gāng Mù 本草綱目and the Berlin Collection with Paul Unschuld Ph.D.

Presenter:  Paul Unschuld Ph.D.

Format:  Onsite Workshop for Professional and Continuing Education

Date:  Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Time:  9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EST)

Location: MUIH Main Campus Rooms 3 & 4 | Visitor Information:

Credential: Certificate of Completion

CEUs: 7 CEUs – NCCAOM, MD Board of Acupuncture

Note:  CEUs are awarded upon full attendance at the workshop and upon successful completion of workshop assessment(s).

Various other professional organizations and boards may accept this offering for continuing education requirements. Please verify with your respective relevant professional organization and email with questions.

Workshop Overview:

Spend the day engaging with Dr. Paul Unschuld, the renowned scholar who assisted a generation of Chinese Medicine Practitioners in the West, allowing us to tap into the textual sources of the Chinese Medicine tradition.

Workshop Agenda:

8:30-9:00 AM: Registration

9:00-12:30 PM - Part 1: The Enigmatic Líng Shū靈樞: An ancient text on a new type of medicine 

12:30-1:45 PM: Lunch on own

1:45-3:45 PM - Part 2: The Běncǎo Gāngmù 本草綱目: The neglected apex of Chinese Materia Medica literature

3:45-4:00 PM: Break

4:00-5:15 PM 

Part 3: Beyond the Classics: The Berlin Collection of handwritten Chinese medical texts

5:15-5:30 PM:  Wrap-Up

Workshop Objectives:

As a result of this experience, you will be able to:

  • Explain the history of the Nei Jing and its influence on the evolution of medical thought
  • Develop a fundamental knowledge on the contents of the Běncǎo Gāngmù 本草綱目and its forgotten clinical pearls
  • Examine clinical findings from the Berlin Collection of medical texts

Who should participate:

  • Acupuncturists
  • Practitioners who utilize the study of Classical Chinese Medicine texts to inform their clinical practice, whom wish to deepen understanding
  • Practitioners and students with a keen interest in the historical aspects of Classical Chinese Medicine
  • Practitioners who identify with the “Scholar-Physician” and wish to enhance their abilities in Classical Text studies
  • Practitioners and students who wish to inform their practice through broadening their understanding of Chinese Medicine by utilizing historical and philosophical methods
  • Those who have an interest in Chinese medical literature, such as sinologists, medical anthropologists, University Departments of History and Asian Medicine History

Recommended pre-requisites:  None

Registration Fee(s): 

  • General Public: $250.00
  • MUIH Faculty, Alumni and Students: $150.00*

*Email: to verify your MUIH affiliation and discount code.